Artificial intelligence is reshaping healthcare, and it's crucial that we navigate this transformation responsibly. Vizient CEO Byron Jobe discusses how healthcare organizations can take steps to adopt these solutions effectively and ethically.
The healthcare community’s attention to radiation exposure has fueled the advent of newer technologies like digital detectors that offer the promise of reduced radiation exposure while maintaining diagnostic efficacy.
Hospital leadership faces an undeniably hard challenge: regaining financial stability, finding a relevant post-Covid competitive vision, and energizing teams with a renewed sense of purpose. But fighting back is the hospital job of the moment.
There is often a disconnect that exists between sustainability and health equity. Pinpointing the immense overlap between environmental impacts and social drivers of health is no easy feat, but data is key to helping providers see the bigger picture.
To ensure healthcare organizations remain competitive and financially viable, they must begin thinking differently about their growth strategy by focusing on human-centered metrics to fully understand customers’ and employees’ unique needs and perceptions.
Caring for the patient of the future requires building a workforce with the right mix of skills, roles and functions to tackle the growing list of drivers upending healthcare. These include an increasingly older and more diverse population, navigating the ...
Drug shortages and their management have become a major focus of pharmacy staff within hospitals and health systems, which is why maintaining an institution-specific drug shortage list may be critical.
Advantages to testing Direct-to-Employer offerings internally provide healthcare organizations valuable, transferable insights on process, structures, implementation and scalability that will build toward external success.
Instead of reducing staffing levels if demand declines, forward-thinking health systems can maintain or increase volume through imaging associated with clinical research trials and firming up their referral base.
While gastroenterologists are saving lives with vital endoscopy procedures, they need to be mindful of their own health and well-being, as poor body mechanics and improper ergonomics are negatively impacting their health, productivity and career longevity.
Through recent longitudinal insights on mortality, readmission and length of stay, Vizient’s Performance Improvement Program team shares successful strategies and lessons learned to help healthcare organizations achieve lasting improvements.
By reducing the risk of injury to healthcare workers, these programs can improve job satisfaction, decrease turnover and reduce healthcare costs associated with workers' compensation claims as well as improve patient outcomes.
In support of the health and wellbeing of mothers, Christina Driskill with Vizient’s Patient Safety Organization offers interventions that organizations can implement to create a healthy environment and support postpartum moms.
The key to effectively using supply spend, contract and clinical data is to correctly identify the need and expected result, as well as knowing the available data sources and tools to ensure the desired outcome can be achieved.
Workforce shortages and increased workloads have led to burnout and high turnover among healthcare staff, especially nurses. As Vizient CEO Byron Jobe writes, nurse retention programs are a proven way for providers to improve turnover rates and reduce cost...